Spotlight is the heart-stoppingly tense true-crime thriller based on the enthralling Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation. Led by Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson (Michael Keaton), the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe, known as ‘Spotlight’, pride themselves on their relentless dedication to exposing the truth of society’s ills and bringing the guilty to account.
Spotlight is a very important film, a film which will open your eyes to the sick, twisted and perverted side of religion. A film which is hard to watch at times but lifts the lid of the events surrounding the exposure of the roman catholic church and the sickening cover up of child abuse which spread around the world. The film was a huge eyeopener for me, I knew a little of this story but to see the sickening degree of how far this spread and the cover up from the catholic church in Boston makes me hate religion even more.
Spotlight has an amazing cast all who pull out the stops here but it was Mark Ruffalo who gave the stand out performance of the the film for me in his role as Mike, whose passion for the truth is so well fleshed out you feel his anger inside your own being.
Spotlight is a very heavy film, with alot of in depth description of the victims accounts so if this type of subject which makes you uncomfortable enter this film with care. It made my skin crawl at times but there is no way around a film which focus on child abuse. The screenplay was treated with so much respect, the actors were amazing and the film as a whole was very worthy of the Oscar win. This is a film which will make you tear up, its a film which will open your eyes and a film you should definitely watch.